NEW MUSIC: Illenium releases new album “Ascend” today


Debuts At No.1 On iTunes Top Dance Album Chart  Songs From Blockbuster Tracklisting Surpass 270 Million Streams Primed for Massive Arena Headliner, the ASCEND Tour,Across North America This Fall Download/Stream Here:  “ILLENIUM is a phenomenon” –Billboard “ILLENIUM’s Third Album, ASCEND, Brings All The Feels” – Following months of anticipation, ILLENIUM unleashes his anticipated third full-length album, ASCEND. Get it HERE via Astralwerks. Upon arrival, it immediately claimed a spot in the Top 5 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Top Electronic Albums Chart, and the No.1 spot on the Top Dance Albums Chart where it remains. To celebrate the release, ILLENIUM hosted a live album premiere on YouTube last night, where he was able to chat with fans as they listened to ASCEND in its entirety for the first time ever. To date, a string of staggering singles from ASCEND has cumulatively tallied over 270 million streams. These range from the emotionally charged “Take You Down” and “Crashing” ft. Baharito the smash “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion (and its remixes and powerful acoustic version) and this month’s “Blood” ft. Foy Vance. YourEDM dubbed the latter, “a downright nasty bass banger with ethereal vocals, making use of everything in his arsenal,” and Billboard claimed, “‘Blood’ knocks down everything in its path ahead of the release of ILLENIUM’s LP ASCEND,” going on to add, “Few producers are so skilled at melding the ethereal and the pummeling, but Denver-based phenom ILLENIUM has made the dichotomy his trademark.” Additionally, he joined forces with The Chainsmokers for “Takeaway” ft. Lennon Stella, which impressively amassed over 35 million Spotify streams and 21 million views on the music video in less than a month.

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In addition to “Takeaway,” The powerhouse tracklisting for ASCEND boasts stunning collaborations such as “In Your Arms” ft. X Ambassadors, “Gorgeous” ft. Bipolar Sunshinewith Blanke, and “Sad Songs” ft. Annika Wells with Said The Sky. Embodying his most cohesive vision yet, ASCEND threads together an uplifting narrative undercurrent beginning on “I Care (Intro),” which includes excerpts from the film The Breakfast Club, and carried through an unpredictable musical journey until the gripping final triumvirate of songs ignited by “Gorgeous.” Reaching an emotional apex, “Angel (Lonely Interlude)” pairs a thought-provoking timeless quote by Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting with a minimalist hum before “Lonely” ft. Chandler Leighton soars to heavenly heights on echoing piano and guitar. He ultimately exorcises emotion through uncanny musical alchemy. Last week, ILLENIUM shared multiple exclusive merchandise bundles to accompany the album. Six bundle options are now available in limited quantities at In addition to the brand-new record, these include a black baseball jersey, white baseball jersey, and crop top baseball jersey, brandishing his instantly recognizable phoenix logo. He also offers an eye-catching tie-dye crop hoodie and a striking Phoenix hologram long sleeve in black, plus an ASCEND album T-Shirt and enamel pin.  ILLENIUM brings new music to life on its biggest headline run yet: The ASCEND Tour, which kicks off September 18 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh and includes a night at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on September 21, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 7. See the full itinerary below.  The album projects ILLENIUM’s immersive vision in widescreen. Not only does it musically traverse levels of electronic, alternative, indie, pop-punk, and dubstep, but it lyrically shares intimate and relatable stories inside of vibrant vignettes. Personal, poetic, and powerful, it represents the uncompromising ascension of this innovator.ILLENIUMNorth American Tour Dates:Tickets:*Non-AEG dates8/24/2019       Las Vegas, NV          Hakkasan Nightclub9/18/2019       Pittsburgh, PA           Stage AE9/19/2019       Rochester, NY           Main Street Armory9/20/2019       Boston, MA               Tsongas Center9/21/2019       New York City, NY  Madison Square Garden9/26/2019       Portland, ME              State Theater9/27/2019       Montreal, QC             Place Bell9/28/2019       Toronto, ON              Coca-Cola Coliseum10/1/2019      Philadelphia, PA       Franklin Music Hall10/2/2019      Philadelphia, PA        Franklin Music Hall10/3/2019      University Park, PA    Bryce Jordan Center10/4/2019      Washington, DC       Echostage (Throwback Set)*10/6/2019      Richmond, VA          Virginia Credit Union LIVE!10/9/2019       Oklahoma City, OK   The Criterion10/10/2019     Morrison, CO            Red Rocks SOLD OUT10/11/2019     Morrison, CO            Red Rocks SOLD OUT10/12/2019     Morrison, CO            Red Rocks SOLD OUT (Throwback Set)10/17/2019     Nashville, TN             Municipal Auditorium10/18/2019     Atlanta, GA               Coca-Cola Roxy*10/19/2019     Tampa, FL                 Yuengling Center11/2/2019       Detroit, MI                 The Masonic Temple11/5/2019       Indianapolis, IN         Egyptian Room*11/6/2019       St. Louis, MO            The Pageant11/8/2019       Chicago, IL                UIC Pavilion11/9/2019       Minneapolis, MN       The Armory11/10/2019     Madison, WI              The Sylvee*11/15/2019     Austin, TX                 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*11/16/2019     Dallas, TX                  Toyota Music Factory*11/17/2019     Houston, TX              Revention Music Center*11/20/2019     Kansas City, MO       Arvest Bank Theatre11/22/2019     Salt Lake City, UT     The Great Saltair11/23/2019     Reno, NV                   Reno Event Center11/24/2019     Boise, ID                    Revolution Center*11/27/2019     Seattle, WA               WaMu Theater11/29/2019     Seattle, WA               WaMu Theater (Throwback Set)11/30/2019     Vancouver, BC          PNE Forum SOLD OUT12/1/2019       Portland, OR              Veterans Memorial Coliseum12/6/2019       San Diego, CA           Pechanga Arena San Diego12/7/2019       Los Angeles, CA       STAPLES Center About ILLENIUM: ILLENIUM unlocks heightened levels of escapism. The Denver-based artist, born Nick Miller fashions an otherworldly sonic retreat from elements of ethereal electronic, rich alternative, complex dubstep, intimate indie, and propulsive pop-punk and delivers show-stopping sensory experiences on stage anchored by cinematic visuals and organic instrumentation. He magnifies this vision on his third full-length, ASCEND [Astralwerks]. Emerging in 2013, ILLENIUM carefully positioned himself to forge an enduring emotional connection. His 2016 full-length debut, Ashes, paved the way for a breakthrough on Awake a year later. Not only did it bow at #1 on the iTunes Top Electronic Albums Chart in 12 countries, but Billboard also crowned it one of the “10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017.” Dancing Astronaut went as far as to claim, “While it might seem premature to call an album a ‘masterpiece,’ no other title would fit Awake so well.” Its lead single “Feel Good” [feat. Daya] with Griffingathered over 120 million Spotify streams as his total stream tally crossed the two billion-mark by 2019. Not to mention, he regularly averaged upwards of 13 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The seminal Awake Live Tour brought him into arenas between appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, EDC, Decadence, Electric Forest, Paradiso, and Coachella. For ASCEND, he employed live instrumentation and co-wrote the most material yet for a project, collaborating alongside Rock Mafia [Eminem, Marshmello] in Los Angeles in addition to working out of his home studio in Denver. He initially set the stage for the record by way of “Pray” [feat. Kameron Alexander] and “Crashing” [feat. Bahari] before igniting the single “Good Things Fall Apart”[feat. Jon Bellion]. A powder keg of pop-punk energy and artful electronic soundscapes, the track exploded as a cross-format smash. As ASCEND comes to life in historic venues such as Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, ILLENIUM accesses the purest form of escapism.

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